by Dean Koontz
rating: 4 of 5 stars I really enjoyed this book although it took me a while to get into it initially. Once I got about a third of the way in, I didn't want to put it down.
This one came recommended by my mom. It seemed like an unusual book for her to enjoy, since I'm the one who grew up reading absolutely everything by Stephen King. This is the first book I've read by Dean Koontz though.
I think everyone loves the idea of a dog who can communicate with human intelligence. But the other side of this ideal that is created in an experimental government laboratory is that there is something equally intelligent and oppositionally evil lurking in the shadows. Koontz demonstrates effectively the care that must be taken to consider the consequences of scientific progress.
And my mom was right. It was really a cute story. I do have to say that the end was a little anti-climactic. I almost wanted it to end before the end where it felt a little too neatly tied up. I won't spoil it for you but the end was really sweet.
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